Cherry Class (Year 1/2)

Welcome back to Cherry Class! Keep up the good work with your reading at home you have done well keeping up those good habits!

Miss Dotchin is your teacher and Mrs Milburn is your teaching assistant. Mrs Hathaway will be teaching you P.E. and Mrs Pilkington will be teaching you Music on Tuesday morning when you work together in your cohorts of Y1 and Y2.

Our topic this half term is the Victorians. In Literacy we will be using a Biff and Chip magic key story to practise grammar and sentence work in our writing. We will be looking at the past and present tense, using commas, speech bubbles, speech marks and joining sentences. We will be story writing, diary writing and report writing based on our History topic the Victorians.

In Maths we are building on our work on multiplication work last half term by doing division. We will learn to tell the time using o’clock and half past as well as learning about position and direction and fractions. We will learn more about addition and subtraction in the context of measurement and we will be doing problem solving in all of the above topics to build up our problem solving skills.

Do you know your Tens and Ones? Have a go at Place Value Basketball below. Click on the picture or paste the link below into your browser.

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In R.E. we are learning about Easter and how the symbols of Easter help us the understand the story better.

In History we will be learning all about the Victorians and using detective skills to find out more about our past. In Science we will be learning about famous Victorian scientists who impacted on our world today and then we will do investigations based around learning about their work.

In Computing we are learning to use basic spreadsheets and in Esafety we are learning that we have control over creative content and that we should put our name to work we create.

In PSHE we are learning about Relationships and in particular, our feelings and emotions as well as valuing difference.

In Art we are learning about famous Victorian artists such as, William Morris and L.S. Lowry and we will be learning printing techniques as well as drawing with different mediums.

In French we will learn numbers 1 – 12 and months of the year.